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The Parts of Plant Breeding

Image1: The Parts of Plant BreedingAsexual reproduction occurs when a part of the plant is separated from the parent plant and develops into a complete plant. It can be brought about artificially by means of leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, root cuttings, etc. Plants that originate from asexual reproduction are usually identical to the parent plant. Sexual reproduction involves the union of a male and a female germ cell. The plants originating from sexual reproduction are often quite different from their parents and from each other. Because of this possibility for variation, sexual reproduction of plants is the method used by plant breeders in developing new strains and varieties.